Sanit Klamchanuan, our talented and very own Welly-mooter has had his first book of art published, and it's a gorgeous "colouring-for-adults" print book!
Weta Workshop's Sanit Klamchanuan (who you may remember as the creator (and wearer) of that amazing Dwarven costume at the opening of the Rivendell Archway, as well as at the Ultra-Marathon at the Roxy earlier this year) got the inspiration for the book after his work was exhibited at Wellington's Thistle Hall a a few years ago.
The colouring-for-adults art book, titled Ni Tan, is a collection of black and white sketches of fantasy creatures from around the world, that have inspired Sanit over the years. You'll find more than a few creatures that obviously also inspired Tolkien.
I've seen an advance copy of the book, it looks great. It's not a cumbersome tome - and the nz$20 (us$15) price tag reflects that. You can get the book via mail-order at the publisher's website (Olorin Publishing) at this address:
If you're looking for other Middle-earth related books by independent authors, they have a great selection there. Alternatively, they also have links to their Amazon shop, where it's also available.
From the blurb on the publisher's site:
Sanit Klamchanuan is a Thai New Zealander, living in Wellington, New Zealand. He has always enjoyed drawing. This book is his first book and is his take on fairy tale creatures from around the world with a little Thai twist.
Olorin Publishing also published Welly-mooter Peter Kenny's book (from the Brisbane Tolkien Society) of Middle-earth poetry, Dreams Of Another Land, available for us$18 here: